Investment market momentum is still firmly positive across Central and Eastern Europe but an increasing share of market players feel that commercial property has become expensive in the countries surveyed by the RICS Commercial Property Monitor. Although the majority of the survey’s contributors believe that the market is in the peak phase of the property cycle, growth is set to continue in the coming year.
Market sentiment remains positive across Central and Eastern Europe, according to the RICS Commercial Property Monitor. Strong demand from tenants and investors persists in almost all market segments but the number of signs that some markets have reached their peak continues to grow.
Market players still look positively toward the future of Central and Eastern European property markets but they are visibly less buoyant than they were during most of 2017. Results for Bulgaria, Croatia and Hungary are the most positive, while in Romania the picture is rather mixed. All data points to the Czech investment market being in a state close to peaking.
The level of confidence in Central and Eastern European markets seems to have peaked according to the RICS Commercial Property Monitor. Expectations are still highly positive, but sentiment indices have topped out in the previous two quarters. Results for Q4 2017 demonstrate that both occupier and investment demand is still strong but the share of those who believe that some markets are close to peaking is growing steadily.
The La Mania boutique has reopened in the Westfield Mokotów shopping centre in Warsaw. Five new brands have also joined the tenants, including Apple and AB Foto.
Jula, the Swedish multi-market chain, is planning to open another shop in the Warsaw agglomeration. The new outlet will be established on the site of the San Park Mysiadło retail park currently under construction. The shop will occupy an area of nearly 2,500 sqm.
Primark has opened its first shop in Łodź, investing more than €9 million. Łódź Manufaktura is the brand's sixth location in Poland and twelfth in the Central and Eastern European region. Primark in Łódź comprises more than 3,300 sqm of retail space on one floor.
Nives Grzunov as the Head of Indotek Group for Croatia, effective from September 15, 2023. In this key role, Nives will oversee Indotek's Croatian endeavours under the Dalmatie Group brand.
Michał Różycki has taken up the position of director of the land and residential property division at Greenfields, a Polish company that provides advice on land sales and purchase transactions.
Nhood Services Poland is expanding its service activities for the commercial real estate industry. Anna Wysocka has been appointed director of New Business Development, responsible for expanding the company's client portfolio in this area.
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